Illusion of a Planet

„At least this is what I once used to think,” said the man, taking his hand off the canvas. “Unless the eye is like the sun, it cannot see the sun. But I was wrong. The eye is just a door through which its rays enter our mind. Vision is in the mind, not in the eye.”
Galileo remembered what Kepler used to say: vision occurs through a picture painted on the dark surface of the retina—the eye is like a camera obscura, where the image is reversed; and Kepler used to tease his audience to explain why we do not see the world upside down. (Not that he knew the answer.)“ Giulio Tononi. „Phi.“, Pantheon Books, New York, 2012

Acrylic on canvas
  • 70 x 100 cm / 2014